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Jun 11, 2005
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Washer and dryer

hey in the market for a washer and dryer combo. The pair i have are 18 years old and need replacement.

There are so many washer and dryers on the market with too many bells and whistles i don't even know where to start.

My original appliances were Maytag and very happy but reading Maytag has gone downhill.

Costco has Samsung on a deal. Is Samsung any good for appliances.

Anybody gone through this lately and can point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance steve
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Feb 7, 2017
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Stay away from Samsung & LG
Tons of problems with their appliances
And hard to service
As they make a habit of just stopping making (or allowing access) to parts
Their primary focus is NEW Appoiances
And concentrating on fancy new features ... THE SPARKLE & DAZZLE
(Which in turn break ... and cannot be fixed)
LG & Samsung is part of the reason they now say the average appliance lasts 7 years
These Cos pull down the averages
Where they die in under 5 years
And you got to buy new ... cuz of lack of support / service

We have Maytag
Have been a Maytag fan for decades
Well built ... and relatively easy to fix
We replaced our 20+ year old set about 10 years ago
With a HE set ... top of the line
They are workhorses
We went with HE top load washer ... no agitator
Stainless steel drum
Love it
It can handle anything we throw at it
Big Loads (Bulky) or small (delicate)
And cuz it’s a top loader NO STINK issue common with front loaders
And all the top loader flexibility we love ... open lid add another item
Decide to add more water, or redistribute a heavy load (like a duvet )
It’s an amazing washer
And requires very little extra work (HE Detergent + a Clean Washer Cycle once a month)
But it delivers big time

We also bought the matching dryer
With steam.
I don’t use that feature much
It’s more something my SO does
When refreshing items that have been hanging in the closet for awhile
Seems to be a feature more aimed at women Smiling Face With Sunglasses

EDIT / ADD - W&D questions seem to come up almost weekly
You’ll find lots of existing ones over on the HOME & GARDEN FORUM
Where the Mods will no doubt be moving your topic as well
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avoid Samsung & LG appliances.

I recently bought an Electrolux pair from Costco online and have been happy with them.

They have one of the better warranties
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Jun 11, 2005
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PointsHubby wrote: Stay away from Samsung & LG
Tons of problems with their appliances
And hard to service
As they make a habit of just stopping making (or allowing access) to parts
Their primary focus is NEW Appoiances
And concentrating on fancy new features ... THE SPARKLE & DAZZLE
(Which in turn break ... and cannot be fixed)
LG & Samsung is part of the reason they now say the average appliance lasts 7 years
These Cos pull down the averages
Where they die in under 5 years
And you got to buy new ... cuz of lack of support / service

We have Maytag
Have been a Maytag fan for decades
Well built ... and relatively easy to fix
We replaced our 20+ year old set about 10 years ago
With a HE set ... top of the line
They are workhorses
We went with HE top load washer ... no agitator
Stainless steel drum
Love it
It can handle anything we throw at it
Big Loads (Bulky) or small (delicate)
And cuz it’s a top loader NO STINK issue common with front loaders
And all the top loader flexibility we love ... open lid add another item
Decide to add more water, or redistribute a heavy load (like a duvet )
It’s an amazing washer
And requires very little extra work (HE Detergent + a Clean Washer Cycle once a month)
But it delivers big time

We also bought the matching dryer
With steam.
I don’t use that feature much
It’s more something my SO does
When refreshing items that have been hanging in the closet for awhile
Seems to be a feature more aimed at women Smiling Face With Sunglasses

EDIT / ADD - W&D questions seem to come up almost weekly
You’ll find lots of existing ones over on the HOME & GARDEN FORUM
Where the Mods will no doubt be moving your topic as well
Thanks for the great advice. I know it was 10 years ago but I also know you researched large before purchasing. What store did you use?

Thanks steve
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Feb 7, 2017
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antigua1999 wrote: Thanks for the great advice. I know it was 10 years ago but I also know you researched large before purchasing. What store did you use?

Thanks steve
Lol, at the time ... Sears

They were # 1 for Appliances back then
Sales, Service, Warranty, Delivery, Installation & Haul Away
And ... got some Sears Points too

My current list ...
Costco, Lowe’s or a LOCAL Mom & Pop Furniture & Appliance Store (as they have skin in the game vs a Chain)
Definitely NOT THE BRICK
And some other regional chains have bad reps too

Costco is at the top of my list
IF they have what I am looking for
Sadly, like everything else they just carry a few brands / models in any category

We recently bought a stove from Lowe’s
Turned out to be an excellent deal
Cuz of the timing (Pre Christmas / Black Friday)
And their Beat + 10% Price Match
Lol, plus a boatload of AirMiles (during Shop The Block )
Free Delivery & Haul Away too
All in we saved / got back $ 100s

My biggest worries that buy was Delivery
Would it come before Xmas
And would the delivery & haul away go well
Had read some bad stories on RFD about others with Lowe’s Delivery
In the end ... it was super organized & smooth
Our local Lowe’s did an awesome job
So just be aware when Reading any reviews ... to pay attention to the location for complaints too
As one Costco / Lowe’s / Home Depot etc could differ significantly from another due to contacting out

Not like the old days when I bought
And everything was handled in house by Sears
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I have a pair of Electrolux. Other than the washer was delivered damaged they have been excellent.
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If you want to keep your sanity, avoid Samsung and LG.

They are disposable shiny toys and dealing with them requires more patience than even the Dalai Lama posses.

https://www.costco.ca/electrolux-5.0-cu ... 01774.html

We got these. I think they still have an energy rebate in Ontario and if you are lucky to have a gas hookup close to the laundry room, I suggest you go gas dryer. It is gentler on the clothing and your wallet will thank you.
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I will say brand is subjective because my last LG lasted me 15 years with 6 people using it and a lot of abuse.. finally started to have issues where things had to be placed.

Got another LG recently with the rebate...we'll see how long it lasts :P
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Avoid Samsung! At all costs! Saves you from heartbreak and wallet thinning! All my Samsung appliances break down at one point due to all the bells and whistles they installed inside there. Not cool! Thumbs Down Sign
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Electrah wrote: I will say brand is subjective because my last LG lasted me 15 years with 6 people using it and a lot of abuse.. finally started to have issues where things had to be placed.

Got another LG recently with the rebate...we'll see how long it lasts :P
I also think LG gets lumped in with Samsung because they are both Korean brands. Samsung genuinely makes crappy appliances and had the exploding washer recall from about 4-5 years ago. LG makes reliable appliances but their disadvantage is sourcing replacement parts since they control which repair centers have access to replacement parts. You need to be LG trained and jump though hoops to be an authorized center. I think that is a good thing because as it weeds out fly by night repair centers but at the same time DIY repair folks don't like that.

I'll gladly recommend LG, I recommended a front loader for my mom in 2014 for use in a property that she used to rent out. It is still working great and has not broken down even after 4 years of tenants. At my place I bought an Electrolux front load set in 2015 and it is still working great.
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antigua1999 wrote: Did you get them? Did they drop them at your front door? What did you do with the old ones?

Tks
Says right on their site... they do the delivery, installation, and haul away of the old. You have until the end of the weekend to get the rebate.
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I would say buy what you like and as long as you bought it from Costco, you should have a leg to stand on if things go bad.
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antigua1999 wrote: Did you get them? Did they drop them at your front door? What did you do with the old ones?

Tks
They only started doing white glove - haul away delivery starting this week so i was able to get it in attached and working and they also took my old washer and dryer (Costco)
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I've needed a new washer and I am only buying maytag. I have a top load whirlpool (I know, same company) with the impeller and I could not hate it more!! I need to get it out of my house, the sooner the better. I'm also only buying at Costco because when I bought the whirlpool I seriously hated it the first time I used it and was stuck with it. At least with Costco if I really dislike it I can return it.

So Costco has been out of stock of everything I was looking at and slowly all Maytag washers all together. In desperation I decided I could maybe buy it in town regardless of the return if not satisfied. Well, every single place in town is also out of stock.. I'm now guessing its a covid/border issue. The local Maytag dealer is not getting any in until July. Today 3 washers showed up on the costco site.. the one I wanted was gone by the time I clicked on it, so I shelled out a couple more hundred to get the only one left.. it was down to 1 within the hour.

So happy I have a new washer ordered!!! :) And it will be white glove service and they can haul this crappy washer I have away!
That's my 2cents worth
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Keelie wrote: I've needed a new washer and I am only buying maytag. I have a top load whirlpool (I know, same company) with the impeller and I could not hate it more!! I need to get it out of my house, the sooner the better. I'm also only buying at Costco because when I bought the whirlpool I seriously hated it the first time I used it and was stuck with it. At least with Costco if I really dislike it I can return it.

So Costco has been out of stock of everything I was looking at and slowly all Maytag washers all together. In desperation I decided I could maybe buy it in town regardless of the return if not satisfied. Well, every single place in town is also out of stock.. I'm now guessing its a covid/border issue. The local Maytag dealer is not getting any in until July. Today 3 washers showed up on the costco site.. the one I wanted was gone by the time I clicked on it, so I shelled out a couple more hundred to get the only one left.. it was down to 1 within the hour.

So happy I have a new washer ordered!!! :) And it will be white glove service and they can haul this crappy washer I have away!
TIP ... read all the documentation
The owners manual alone is a biggie
Truly understand how your new washer works
Don’t assume anything

Biggest mistakes people make IMO
1- not reading
2- overloading the machine
3- not cleaning it regularly

And my personal, learn from experience
If your NEW HE Machine has a BULKY option that loads in more water
Don’t be afraid to use it for other loads than just Duvets, Sleeping Bags etc
Our Maytag HE Top Loader has an Impeller
It also has a SHEETS setting
Never liked the way it did a king set of sheets on that setting
Switched it up to BULKY where the water level is much higher
And we are much happier
HE low water levels are a big money saver
But sometimes ya just gotta go old school
Don’t worry about the change up ... cuz we save so much water / costs overall on our other loads
(If we have a big load of Jeans ... like more than 4 ... I do the same thing & go with BULKY )
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LG are top rated washers. Anyone that tells you to avoid them simply hasn't owned one.

We've had our front loader for seven years with zero issues, about ten loads per week. I have since told family/friends and they're all happy.

I built my own pedestal, as I thought they were a rip-off AND were still a tad low.
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PointsHubby wrote: TIP ... read all the documentation
The owners manual alone is a biggie
Truly understand how your new washer works
Don’t assume anything

Biggest mistakes people make IMO
1- not reading
2- overloading the machine
3- not cleaning it regularly

And my personal, learn from experience
If your NEW HE Machine has a BULKY option that loads in more water
Don’t be afraid to use it for other loads than just Duvets, Sleeping Bags etc
Our Maytag HE Top Loader has an Impeller
It also has a SHEETS setting
Never liked the way it did a king set of sheets on that setting
Switched it up to BULKY where the water level is much higher
And we are much happier
HE low water levels are a big money saver
But sometimes ya just gotta go old school
Don’t worry about the change up ... cuz we save so much water / costs overall on our other loads
(If we have a big load of Jeans ... like more than 4 ... I do the same thing & go with BULKY )
Trust me I know how to operate my washing machine. I am OCD on reading manuals from cover to cover, reviews and information online. I know my washing machine inside and out. I use the setting needed for the items I'm washing, I know how to load it properly and I know which items belong in a load and what setting it gets washed on. I wont even let my husband put clothes in because hes not doing it as it should be done.

This washer is very finicky and I'm tired of it.. just recently I've lost one of the front suspension rods and because of how much I hate it I'm not about to have it fixed. Its out of here and I'm more than happy to go back to my agitator washing machine.
And the machine I have actually has a setting for the amount of water that goes in. The new washer I ordered is HE too.
That's my 2cents worth

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